Turmeric / Curcumin

Clean Keto Ingredient

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up traditional claims that turmeric contains compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids. The most important one is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Extracts/oils of both Curcumin and Turmeric are made by distilling the spice with steam, water, or hexane. The solvent is removed which results in successful oil extraction.

Keto Status?

Acceptable

Why?

Natural with low carbs and numerous health benefits for the body and the brain, including:

  • Anti-inflammation
  • Can increase the antioxidant capacity of the body
  • Can boost brain-derived neurotrophic factors
  • May lower the risk of heart disease
  • May help prevent cancer
  • May be useful in treating Alzheimer’s
  • Can help relieve various arthritis symptoms
  • Aids in fighting depression
  • May help delay aging

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Turmeric?

It can cause digestive issues. It might also pose a risk of ulcers in high doses.

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